Pony Rider Leaving Red Buttes Station

Pony Rider Leaving Red Buttes Station

Located on the North Platte River about ten miles southwest of present-day Casper, Wyoming, Red Buttes was a station for the Pony Express. By the time Jackson passed through Wyoming, the Pony Express had already been out of business for five years. However, Jackson used his paint brush to tell the story of the demise of the Pony Express by showing the rider galloping out onto the high plains, even while the technological advancement that eventually put him out of work is being installed - the telegraph.

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